Home Affairs Minister, Dr Aaron  Motsoaledi says mobile-based services from his department must be expanded to match rising demand.

On Saturday, Motsoaledi visited the Ramaphosa Village informal settlement in Vereeniging, South of Johannesburg, where there’s a large number of people without identity documents.

The provision of services, especially at the local government level, is expected to be a major issue in the November local government elections.

Motsoaledi says many people are very poor and some have lost their IDs in fires.

“We need to increase the mobile trucks so that we go to communities where people are,” says Motsoaledi.

Motsoaledi says increasing mobile offices might encourage people to utilize Home affairs services.\


Local Government Elections

Co-operative Governance Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma this week announced that the local government elections will take place on 1 November. The date will be officially proclaimed on the 20 September, following the scheduled voter registration weekend later this month.

The official proclamation effectively closes the voters roll and therefore voters can still register for the polls until that date.

Minister Dlamini-Zuma’s briefing on elections: